Mary Pruette

Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 7, 2009

Mary Virginia Price Pruette died on November 4, 2009 in Winston-Salem, NC. A memorial service will be held at Murfreesboro Baptist Church, Murfreesboro, NC on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 3:00 pm. The burial will precede the service at 2:30 pm at Riverside Cemetery in Murfreesboro, NC. Visitation will follow the memorial service in the church fellowship hall. Mary V. was born on October 5, 1923 in Mount Olive, NC, the daughter of Jennings Price and Maria McPhail Price. After graduating from Mount Olive High School and Greensboro College she taught in the public elementary schools of North Carolina for twenty years. She met her husband, Rowland S. Pruette during the summer of 1942 at Wake Forest College and married him one year later on September 11, 1943. They spent most of their married life in Murfreesboro, NC., where she taught school and he was the pastor of Murfreesboro Baptist Church and a professor of religion at Chowan College. In 1998 they moved to Winston-Salem, NC to Brookridge Retirement Community, where they spent many happy and fulfilling years. They were members of First Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, NC. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Rowland Shaw Pruette and her sister Josephine Price Bundy. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law David and Sandy Pruette of Farmville, NC, her daughter and son-in law Mary Beth and Bob Parker of Winston-Salem, NC., her grandchildren, Anne and Rhett Butler of Raleigh, NC, Spencer and Mary Claire Parker of Roanoke, Va., Austin Parker of Wilmington, NC, Maria Pruette of Farmville, NC.; and her great-granddaughters Mary Cecilia Parker and Margaret Virginia Parker of Roanoke, Va. She is also survived by her sisters-in law Peggy Pruette Mangum of Faison, NC and Peggy Hardison Pruette of Raleigh, NC. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to the Pruette Scholarship at Chowan University, P.O. Box 1848, Murfreesboro, NC 27855; Murfreesboro Baptist Church, 200 W. Main Street, Murfreesboro, NC 27855; or the Murfreesboro Historical Association, P.O. Box 3, Murfreesboro, NC 27855. Friends and family may send online condolences and sign the online register at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home is serving the Pruette family.